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Etsy's B Corp Status Challenged by Tax Group Over Irish Haven

bloomberg.com — A tax policy advocacy group called for online retailer Etsy Inc. to be stripped of a certification awarded to companies that adhere to strict standards for transparency and social accountability unless it dismantles its offshore tax cutting structure.
Sep 01, 2015

Etsy's B Corp Status Challenged by Tax Group Over Irish Haven bloom.bg/1Q5e18u

Sep 01, 2015

RT @taxhavensnews: Etsy's B Corp Status Challenged by Tax Group Over Irish Haven - Bloomberg bit.ly/1Uj5rIQ

Sep 01, 2015

Etsy's B Corp Status Challenged by Tax Group Over Irish Haven bloom.bg/1Q5e18u via @business

Sep 01, 2015

Etsy's B Corp Status Challenged by Tax Group Over Irish Haven bloom.bg/1Q5e18u @alexbarinka, @jessedrucker build on earlier Etsy scoop

Sep 01, 2015

RT @tsgiles: Etsy's B Corp Status Challenged by Tax Group Over Irish Haven bloom.bg/1Q5e18u @alexbarinka, @jessedrucker build on earlier Etsy scoop

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Sons of Indicted Swiss Financial Adviser Keep Business in the Family

bloomberg.com — For more than two decades, prosecutors allege, Swiss financial adviser Josef Beck practiced the dark art of handling dirty money. He conspired with Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS Group AG, to help dozens of Americans evade taxes, once using a young child to deliver a bag of cash to a client, according to a 2012 federal indictment (PDF).
Aug 20, 2015

RT @sheelahk: Remarkable profile of the master of the art of helping wealthy Americans evade taxes @JesseDrucker @business bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Aug 19, 2015

Reading --> Sons of Indicted Swiss Financial Adviser Keep Business in the Family bloom.bg/1JhffYx by @JesseDrucker

Aug 19, 2015

Sons of Indicted Swiss Financial Adviser Keep Business in the Family bloom.bg/1JhffYx via @business by @JesseDrucker

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Etsy Taps Secret Irish Tax Haven and Brags About Transparency at Home

bloomberg.com — Artisan goods marketplace Etsy Inc., which promised to be a beacon for transparency as a public company, recently implemented a strategy that shrouds its offshore tax-cutting arrangements in secrecy. Because of a change in how its Irish subsidiary is registered, Etsy no longer needs to publicly disclose basic financial information about that unit.
Aug 14, 2015

Etsy Taps Secret Irish Tax Haven and Brags About Transparency at Home bloom.bg/1gFj9DH

Aug 14, 2015

RT @hsmithnews: Etsy Uses Secret Irish Tax Haven and Brags About Transparency at Home. Oops bloom.bg/1gFj9DH via @business

Aug 14, 2015

RT @hsmithnews: Etsy Uses Secret Irish Tax Haven and Brags About Transparency at Home. Oops bloom.bg/1gFj9DH via @business

Aug 14, 2015

Etsy Taps Secret Irish Tax Haven and Brags About Transparency at Home @alexbarinka @jessdrucker bloom.bg/1gFj9DH

Aug 14, 2015

artisanal handmade tax avoidance schemes from "brooklyn"-based Etsy bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @alexbarinka

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Goldman-Busting Senate Committee Shifts From Wall Street Probes

bloomberg.com — A U.S. Senate investigative subcommittee, which has used its power for more than a decade to scrutinize corporations and financial institutions for wrongdoing, is shifting its focus to keeping tabs on the government. The U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is slated to hold its first hearing under new leadership on Thursday with a dive into the U.S.
Jul 29, 2015

Look Out, Washington: Goldman-Busting Senate Panel Now Sets Sights on Government bloom.bg/1Mxcuc6 via @business

Jul 29, 2015

Goldman-Busting Senate Committee Shifts From Wall Street Probes bloom.bg/1Mxcuc6 via @business

Jul 29, 2015

Influential Senate Investigations subcommittee turns away from digging into big business. My story w @RichardRubinDC bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @JesseDrucker: Influential Senate Investigations subcommittee turns away from digging into big business. My story w @RichardRubinDC bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @JesseDrucker: Influential Senate Investigations subcommittee turns away from digging into big business. My story w @RichardRubinDC bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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Wal-Mart has $76 billion in overseas tax havens, report says

finance.yahoo.com — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. owns more than $76 billion of assets through a web of units in offshore tax havens around the world, though you wouldn't know it from reading the giant retailer's annual report. A new study has found Wal-Mart has at least 78 offshore subsidiaries and branches, more than 30 created since 2009 and none mentioned in U.S.
Jun 17, 2015

RT @AegisFS: Wal-Mart has $76 billion in overseas tax havens, report says - Yahoo Finance @grantstern @BrianBandell finance.yahoo.com/news/wal-mart-…

Wal-Mart has $76 billion in overseas tax havens, report says

sj-r.com — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. owns more than $76 billion of assets through a web of units in offshore tax havens around the world, though you wouldn't know it from reading the giant retailer's annual report. A new study has found Wal-Mart has at least 78 offshore subsidiaries and branches, more than 30 created since 2009 and none mentioned in U.S.

Wal-Mart has $76-billion in overseas tax havens, report says

bnn.ca — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. owns more than $76-billion (U.S.) of assets through a web of units in offshore tax havens around the world, though you wouldn't know it from reading the giant retailer's annual report. A new study has found Wal-Mart (WMT.N) has at least 78 offshore subsidiaries and branches, more than 30 created since 2009 and none mentioned in U.S.

Why Wal-Mart Set Up Shop in Italy

wsj.com — Retailer Has No Stores, As Tax Spat Lays Bare More than 4,500 miles separate a small Wal-Mart Stores Inc. office in Florence, Italy, from the company's dozens of Illinois retail outlets. But thanks to a convoluted tax arrangement, court records show, Wal-Mart's Italian operation has helped the giant retailer cut its state tax bill in Illinois by millions of dollars a year.
Jun 17, 2015

And part III from my 2007 series on WMT tax avoidance: Why Wal-Mart Set Up Shop in Italy on.wsj.com/14x8Kns

Inside Wal-Mart's Bid To Slash State Taxes

wsj.com — Ernst & Young Devises Complex Strategies; California Pushes Back In May 2001, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. issued an appeal to big accounting firms: Find us creative new ways to cut our state tax bills. Ernst & Young LLP swung into action. Senior tax experts at the big accounting firm swapped ideas via email and in a series of meetings.
Jun 17, 2015

Also from 2007. My story: Inside Wal-Mart's "Tax Shelter Room": on.wsj.com/12omxvH @WSJ

Wal-Mart Cuts Taxes By Paying Rent to Itself

wsj.com — Other Retailers, Banks Use Loophole in Rules To Lower States' Levies As the world's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pays billions of dollars a year in rent for its stores. Luckily for Wal-Mart, in about 25 states it has been paying most of that rent to itself -- and then deducting that amount from its state taxes.
Jun 17, 2015

Wal-Mart has long history of creative tax avoidance. My 2007 WSJ story: Wal-Mart Cuts Taxes By Paying Rent to Itself on.wsj.com/1AGXT72

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Sep 01, 2015

RT @niawag2011: For all your artisanal tax cheating needs: Etsy's B Corp Status Challenged by Group Over Irish Haven bloom.bg/1Q5e18u @JesseDrucker

Sep 01, 2015

RT @JuliaAngwin: Asians are almost twice as likely to be charged higher prices by Princeton Review’s geographic price variations. propublica.org/article/asians…

Sep 01, 2015

RT @CrainsNewYork: Etsy moved IP to Ireland and began managing its taxes there. A tax fairness group says it must pay. bit.ly/1JJW6i0 via @business

Sep 01, 2015

RT @KenRoth: Outrageous: Azerbaijan gives journalist Khadija Ismayilova 7-1/2 years on spurious charges. bit.ly/1JJyzxG pic.twitter.com/slJ092Ix89

Sep 01, 2015

RT @sashachavkin: Khadija's work continues behind bars - how Azerbaijan president Aliyev uses luxury yachts owned by state oil company: bit.ly/1hv23J3

Sep 01, 2015

RT @TrevorWare: "I’ve found you’ve got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light." - John Coltrane pic.twitter.com/6He97xNJqH

Sep 01, 2015

RT @sonalibasak: Etsy's B corp status is challenged by a tax group on its Irish haven after @alexbarinka & @JesseDrucker's story: http://t.…


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